Author: Jessica Lamb

2019 Board of Directors –

Fox Valley Hands of Hope is truly a volunteer driven organization.  Last year over 375 individuals gave of their time and talents to make the FVHH mission come to life for those in need.  No matter what their role, volunteers at FVHH make a difference. Occasionally volunteers move on and we have to say a […]

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History of Herbie’s — February E-News 2019

History of Herbie’s   Fox Valley Hands of Hope has developed programs based on the needs of our clients and communities in which we serve. FVHH prides itself on the ability to serve individuals from all walks of life and bring them together through bereavement support groups. We have successfully created a few ‘pillar’ programs, […]

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Viva Villa Verone — February E-News 2019

Fox Valley Hands of Hope looks forward to hosting our annual Viva Villa Verone fundraiser Sunday, April 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The night will be filled with incredible Italian food provided by Villa Verone, special entertainment throughout the evening, and exciting raffles — all to benefit Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s superior […]

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Volunteer Update — February E-News 2019

Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s volunteer program is ever changing and growing with our unique community. FVHH is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients while utilizing the time and talents of our volunteers. With new volunteer opportunities, our volunteer need growing, and new Continued Education being added to the calendar regularly — you’re sure to find your fit […]

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Hope for the Holidays — December E-News 2018

Hope for the Holidays   During a time of year when most are checking off lists, decorating and preparing for family gatherings, grievers are struggling through this holiday season. Fox Valley Hands of Hope staff and volunteers are dedicated to support and comfort the adults, children and families we serve all year long through special […]

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#GivingTuesday — December E-News 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018   #GivingTuesday was nothing short of a victory for Fox Valley Hands of Hope. This year, our organization attempted to tackle a whole new approach to #GivingTuesday in hopes of furthering our community reach and success for the 2018 campaign. Gayle Deja-Schultz, Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s Director of Development, attended a 4-part […]

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Volunteer Update — December E-News 2018

Cookie Event 2018: Another Sweet Success     The 2018 Cookie Event was a roaring success! With the time and effort of Fox Valley Hands of Hope  volunteers, community members, and FVHH staff, we were able to give out 190 well filled, assorted cookie plates! These cookie plates are delivered by dedicated volunteers to the Hands […]

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The Hope — September 2018

The Hope   Portraits of loss, grief care, and compassion Written by: Bev DeJovine, FVHH Board of Directors   “This is often the best thing I do in my week.” John and his family moved to Wayne from Portland Oregon, after an 11-year career in advertising, when he experienced a life-changing event – his mom […]

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5K to Remember — September E-News 2018

2018 5K to Remember Saturday, September 15, 2018 Please join FVHH in a walk to celebrate the memory of your loved one! On Saturday, September 15th Fox Valley Hands of Hope will hold its annual 5k family fun run and walk.  Please join us that day in remembering your loved one and celebrating their life.  A […]

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Volunteer Update — September E-News 2018

Community Education     “It’s Okay…say their name” the unique journey of losing a child to addiction. Terri Roman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is now retired from many years of school social work. She dedicates her to time to facilitating the GRASP group. This group is a community of people who have […]

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Saluting our volunteers

VOLUNTEERS are an integral part of the services Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides to the community – leading support groups and programs, providing comfort care services to clients and their families, serving as ambassadors throughout the Fox Valley, helping with fundraising, baking goodies for clients, and providing administrative and event support. FVHH salutes all […]

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Guiding Star helps adults grieving death of Mom or Dad

GUIDING STAR is a new program from Fox Valley Hands of Hope designed to support adults who have gone through the death of a parent or parental figure – their “Guiding Star.” We talked with Christy Pitol, FVHH’s Manager of Bereavement Services, on how the death of a parent affects us, whether we’re 30, 40 […]

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Weavers Circle becomes Starting SMAL*L – The back story

YEARS AGO, a core group of pioneering grievers at our organization started The Weaver’s Circle to offer connectedness for people, ages 50 and older, who had gone through spousal loss and were venturing forth in the unknown territory called “singlehood.” The “Weavers” wanted to establish bonds through recreational activities, and began meeting once a month […]

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